West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) was recently picked as first runner up from close to 100 nominations for the Integrated Communications Strategy category of the 2014 ASEAN Corporate Sustainability Summit and Awards (ACSSA).
The award was given to Maynilad for its “exceptional performance in sustainable development agenda communication” through its advocacy campaigns.
Among these campaigns were the water education program, Daloy Dunong, which teaches the youth about the importance of water to health and the need to protect watersheds; the annual celebration of World Water Day, which engages different government and private organizations on issues related to water; and the Water Warrior initiative, which urges the public to be champions for water and the environment.
The ACSSA Jury is an international panel of sustainability experts from the academe, development agency, technology sector, industry regulator, and public sector.
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. It is the concessionaire of the MWSS for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (all but portions of San Andres & Sta. Ana), Quezon City (west of San Juan River, West Avenue, EDSA, Congressional, Mindanao Avenue, the northern part starting from the Districts of the Holy Spirit & Batasan Hills), Makati (west of South Super Highway), Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon all in Metro Manila; the cities of Cavite, Bacoor and Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, all in Cavite Province.